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U.S. Dept. of Energy Selects Alphacore for Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Phase I Contract to develop a versatile multi-channel readout integrated circuit for next generation nuclear physics experiments.

Existing multi-channel readout integrated circuit (ROIC), based on inherently radiation-tolerant digital CMOS technologies, which are also commonly used in commercial electronics applications, suffer from high power consumption, vulnerability to radiation effects and prohibitive price. A more practical design was sought for a low-power, low-cost, multi-channel, radiation-hard ROIC with higher resolution analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for numerous nuclear…
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DoD Awards SBIR Phase I Contract to develop Distributed Power Management solution for realizing a high efficiency radiation-hardened Solar Array Interface (SAI)

Alphacore will develop a Distributed Power Management solution for realizing a high efficiency radiation-hardened solar array interface (SAI) from a spacecraft solar array to the spacecraft’s power system. The proposed implementation uses gallium nitride (GaN) power devices that offer high-power, efficient DC-DC power converters within a small form factor. These converters are the enabler for…
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Alphacore is pleased to announce its new membership in the EDGE Innovation Network, a collaborative open environment enabling industry and academia

The EDGE Innovation Network, with General Dynamics Mission Systems as the lead technology partner, is a collaborative open environment enabling industry and academia, and government participants to enhance technology/capability foraging and to accelerate the delivery cycle of new technologies and innovative capabilities to military, government agencies, law enforcement personnel, first responders, scientists and engineers, and…
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Alphacore presents its leading-edge Time Difference Amplifier design at IEEE DCAS2016

In early October, at the 2016 IEEE Dallas Circuits and Systems Conference [http://ewh.ieee.org/soc/cas/dallas/dcas2016/] held in Arlington, TX, Alphacore presented its novel feedback time difference amplifier (FTDA) design. The circuit increases the resolution of a coarse-fine time-to-digital converter by means of a high gain time difference amplifier. The FTDA uses a 130nm CMOS technology, and it…
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